Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 c Flour

  2. 2 c Sugar

  3. 1/3 c Cocoa

  4. 1 ts Baking soda

  5. 1/2 ts Salt

  6. 2 c Water

  7. 3/4 c Vegetable oil

  8. 2 tb White vinegar

  9. Frosting: 1/3 c Unsalted butter; softened

  10. 1/3 c Solid vegetable shortening

  11. 2/3 c Sugar

  12. 1 ts Vanilla

  13. 1/2 c Milk; heated to almost

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Boiling Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix with a large rubber spatula until smooth, taking care to mix ingredients along edges. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. FROSTING: combine butter and shortening in a food processor or mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix until smooth, about 2 minutes. Slowly drizzle in milk. Beat 2 minutes in food processor or 7-10 minutes with a mixer, until smooth, satiny and fluffy. Chill just 20 minutes before frosting. Helen Jolly --


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